Which accountant qualifications do mortgage lenders accept?


Lucy James

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Typically, although every lender is different in terms of the type of self-employed incomes they’ll accept and how they want this evidenced, most lenders using full accounts or references will require the applicant’s accountant to have certain qualifications. If they are not in the list below it doesn’t mean they are not considered, but this forms almost all of the bodies and qualifications allowed by most lenders:

Institute Accountancy body Qualifications accepted
I.C.A.E.W Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales A.C.AF.C.A
I.C.A.S Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland C.A (Chartered Accountant) A.C.A.SF.C.A.S
I.C.A.I Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, also known as Chartered Accountants Ireland C.A (Chartered Accountant)
A.C.C.A Including Subsidiary A.A.P.A Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Association of Authorised Public Accountants A.C.C.AF.C.C.AA.A.P.AF.A.P.A
C.I.M.A Chartered Institute of Management Accountants A.C.M.AF.C.M.A
CPAuk Certified Public Accountants Association A.C.P.AF.C.P.A
A.A.T Association of Accounting Technicians M.A.A.TF.M.A.A.T
A.I.A Association of International Accountants A.A.I.AF.A.I.A [not FAIA (acad)]
C.I.P.F.A Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy C.P.F.A
C.I.O.T Chartered Institute of Taxation C.T.A (Fellow)F.T.I.I (Fellow)C.T.A A.T.I.I
I.F.A Institute of Financial Accountants A.F.A (Associate) F.F.A (Fellow)

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